Thursday, March 24, 2005

I don't blog politics, but . . .

The Independent Florida Alligator

. . . as a former teacher I couldn't resist linking this one. So it's come to this. I give up. It's over. They win. I'm so far outside the mainstream that I'll never get back in, and I'm not even going to try. I'm just going to hide out here in my little room and keep quiet.

No, wait, maybe I'll get rich marketing hemlock.

On second though, nah. Hiding is more in my line.


Dwyline Kruger, San Francisco said...

Bill, I’ve been meaning to write to you for a while now and this Blog item has spurred me to comment. I find it scary to observe what seems to be happening to our society regarding the conservative swing of many of the more vocal people, politicians, and organizations. This latest item just brings to mind Germany between the wars; when they started banning books, movies (like "All Quite on the Western Front" and "Charlie Chan at the Opera"), and any dissenting viewpoints. We know where that led…..

On an upbeat note, I want to say that I first discovered your books while at a bookstore last spring. I saw your book, “We’ll Always Have Murder” and being a big fan of old movies, particularly Bogart, I had to pick it up to see what is was about. I enjoyed it so much that I collected and read all your books and most of the short stories. I always look forward to your latest book release. By the way, I hope you do write more of the Truman Smith books. I read this series first and really liked Truman and would enjoy spending more time and having more adventures with him.

I always read your Blog each morning at work, which is a great way to start the day. Thanks!

Bill said...

Thanks for the kind words, Dwyline. I'd love to do more of the Truman Smith series, but the publishers don't seem too keen on the idea. There's a chance that a small press (PointBlank) might reprint the books in trade paperback, but that's about it.

Jayme Lynn Blaschke said...

Interesting. I had a professor in college who railed against the Democrats every single class. This was a history prof. According to him, Nixon was a far, far better president the Roosevelt, and that all ills in the world were traceable to the Democrats. If you even thought about questioning his statements, he'd unlease a broadside ad hominem attack on you (I was the target on several occasions). I wonder how much support the Florida legislators would give me were I to file suit to defend my beliefs?

Barbara W. Klaser said...

Politics has gone from mundane to absurd, to downright scary, in the U.S. Where next?